MSI Z490-A PRO

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics89.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive309% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7C75
MotherboardMSI Z490-A PRO  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210420
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJun 13 '21 at 05:01
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 44%
Watch Gameplay: 2060 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11600K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Memory 81.9
1-Core 168
2-Core 317
104% 189 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 952
96% 762 Pts
64-Core 1,259
84% 1,259 Pts
Poor: 94%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
Gigabyte(1458 3FC1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing below potential (76th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
89.9% Excellent
Lighting 115
Reflection 111
Parallax 112
93% 113 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 102
Splatting 93.9
86% 110 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$78
229GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1873 909 764 766 783 782 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
309% Outstanding
Read 2,530
Write 2,123
Mixed 1,756
SusWrite 979
413% 1,847 MB/s
4K Read 65.4
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 88.1
284% 96.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,533
DQ Write 1,152
DQ Mixed 1,299
983% 1,328 MB/s
Poor: 211%
This bench: 309%
Great: 333%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$90
81GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 97 88 87 82 85 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 300
Mixed 341
SusWrite 120
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 55.4
192% 66.9 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 225
202% 306 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 43.4
MC Write 41.1
MC Mixed 36.2
115% 40.2 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 37.2
SC Mixed 29.1
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 77.1
52% 77.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 109%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75) Builds (Compare 14,001 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 149%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 151%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,147
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